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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

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1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
805-639-0865
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the...
We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 39
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great views-good food!

My fiance and my favorite place! Table #9 is our special table...we love the salmon salad and clam chowder!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Robin D
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Ventura
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Ventura
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My fiance and my favorite place! Table #9 is our special table...we love the salmon salad and clam chowder!

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Ventura, California
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11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There aren't too many choices for fine food in the harbor. Brophy Bros. is nothing outstanding...a little on the noisy side.

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Ventura, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Definitely a place for 20 &30 somethings. Food is ok. Service is very good. View of the harbor is excellent. Prices are reasonable. Inside it is VERY noisy. Much prefer the patio.

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Ventura, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great seafood in a relaxed comfortable setting. Located on the second floor, it has a great view of the Ventura Harbor.

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Indian wells
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71 reviews 71 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great view, fun place (both locations in Ventura and Santa Barbara) but non-seafood options are not good. Also, too busy and long waits. Only go if you really want to be "on the water" for seafood.

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Davis, California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We walked in without reservations on a Friday night, and they did a great job of getting us seated quickly in spite of the fact that the place was packed. The waiter acknowledged us right away, but it took a long time to order, a long time to get my glass of wine, and a long time to get our... More 

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Ventura, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Brophy's has an amazing view and great location down at the Ventura Harbor. Fun place for appetizers and happy hour on a gorgeous California day. The food is good, but nothing too special.

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Santa Clarita
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The wife and I were in Ventura for New Years week (camping on beach) we always visit the harbor Brophy Bros have the best fish and chips and fresh shrimp, and the beer and drinks are also great. Can't wait to get back their again.

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Los Osos, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were there on a busy Saturday night. We requested seating at the bar because the wait for a table would have been over 30 minutes. We both ordered the New York steak with coleslaw, veggies, sourdough bread and salads. Allot of food for the money. The steaks were great as well as the coleslaw and veggies. It was a... More 

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Dos Vientos Ranch,
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I was told about a sea food restaurant next door to Brophy's. I went there for lunch but fried this, fried that, all fried foods and not that nice. We spotted Brophy bros. and were very excited because we had been to the Brophy bros. in Santa Barbara. this one is also great. Wonderful food and a great menu. Lots... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-639-0865

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?